The 'second' 1000 Mile Trial
Winners John Abel & Martyn Taylor at the Finish outside The Royal Automobile Club Epsom. When I first heard that the Royal Automobile Club, in partnership with the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation, was to re-create the Thousand Mile Trial, which was first run in 1900, I thought this has the makings of a unique event. And I wasn't wrong, with Jeremy Dickson and Guy Woodcock at the helm it turned out to be seven days of amazing scenery and fantastic halts and night stops.
One of the shots of the rally, Westgate Ford and an appreciative audience!
Whether I could do photographic justice to the event was a challenge, but for the most part it all came together, and planned locations resulted in the photos I wanted.
Second place crew was the Bentley Derby Special of Charles Graves and Ron Palmer, here in Yorkshire Admittedly we were spoilt for choice of countryside locations, and halts, and therefore had some tough decisions to make. Should we go to point A, or B, but in the end I think we got the best we could, as hopefully the photos demonstrate.
Tomas de Vargas Machuca takes Ryan Pickering up the Shelsley Walsh hill climb in an AC 16/80 March Special
Sue Shoosmith & Trina Hartley making a splash in a Bentley!
Another watersplash, this time Alastair Caldwell & Catriona Rings try to get me wet in Alastair Alfa Romeo 6C Super Sport. OK, so there were a few watersplashes, but at least I got to get close with my 17-40 lens a lot. With the fantastic weather we had I didn't mind getting the odd soaking, not sure I'll be this brave in the Winter though on the 'Tests'!
At the Awards Dinner Guy Woodcock announced there would be a 2015 1000 Mile Trial - the dates of Monday 13th to Saturday 18th July are in the Events Calendar
For the full report of the '2nd' 1000 Mile Trial (2014) go here
Keywords: Classic Car, Classic Rally Car, Driving Tests, HERO, Motorsport, Old Cars, RAC, Rally Car, Rally Competitors, Regularity section, Road Rally, Thousand Mile Trial, Tony Large
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